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Maternal genitourinary infection and cerebral palsy

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A meta-analysis of 19 studies in 2000 showed that symptomatic chorioamnionitis in pregnancy was associated with a fivefold increase in risk of cerebral palsy among term infants and a twofold increase among preterm infants. The effect of urinary tract infections in pregnancy on this risk is uncertain. Now a US study (Joshua R Mann and colleagues. Dev …

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